Behavior problems happen, but they don’t mean you can’t work through them. Often it’s actually quick to turn things around if you know how and understand why. Below are common questions/concerns from adopters. Although reading up on techniques is very helpful, setting up a training session to get a more thorough understanding and help is far more efficient.
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To get started on the right path, don’t let your dog sniff and have the nose to the ground constantly and “read the newspaper”. It distracts them and they don’t pay attention to you. The walk is not for the dog to be out doing its own thing, but for you to be out together. The dog need to learn to pay attention to you as the leader and take your direction. Encourage your dog to come with you, but stay right behind you, make turns, walk around trees or cars, stop and turn. By doing things like that you keep your dog focused on you and they will learn to look at you for direction.
If your dog is pulling and maybe even lunging and barking at people or dogs, it is best to resolve the problem by setting up a session with one of our trainers. It is not easy to resolve by just reading about it, it has to do with body language, understand why the dog is doing this, and to practice a new way of walking. You will get the best results with one-on-one help from us.